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New York State Exposed Education: Super salaries

Your tax dollars help to pay their salaries, but how are school superintendent salaries measuring up when it comes to your child's test scores?

School superintendents are among the highest paid public officials in the state. Many make more than the governor. News10NBC compiled a list of the base salaries for all 18 public school district superintendents in Monroe County and their pay ranges from $158,000 to $221,000 a year, a comfortable living in an era of increased budget constraints.They get paid generously to lead your child's school district, a demanding job paid with your tax dollars.

Rush-Henrietta Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Graham, who has led the district for 14 years, is at the top of the list. Rochester City School Superintendent Bolgen Vargas, who heads up the area’s largest district, is in the middle of the pack. While Wheatland-Chili, the small district in Monroe County, is paying its superintendent the least at $158,000. 

CDS Monarch broke ground on a senior living community in Webster

CDS Monarch broke ground on Wednesday for a second senior living community in Webster.

The facility, located at 860 Hard Road, will offer apartments for seniors, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and veterans 55 years of age and older.

The new community will include 46 one-bedroom and four two-bedroom units. Five of those units will be fully accessible for persons with physical disabilities including roll-in showers, two units will be fully adapted for persons with visual or hearing disabilities; and all other units will be adaptable. Officials say 15 units will be set-aside for seniors with physical or developmental disabilities

The new facility is expected to be open in Spring 2015.
 

Local unemployment rate drops in March

More people are finding jobs in the greater Rochester area. The New York State Labor Department released preliminary unemployment numbers for March. The Greater Rochester area unemployment rate is 6.7%, which is down from 7.7% a year ago. 

The unemployment rate in February 2014 was 7.2%

New York State Exposed: NYS lawmakers are third highest paid in the country and now they want a raise? So how much do they make?

When's the last time you got a raise? For the men and women we elect to the state legislature, it's been 15 years.  

Now, the rumor going around the state is that some of them want to vote for a pay raise and do it after the November election. So we think you ought to know how much they make right now, including all the money on top of their salaries.  

This is why we're on our New York State Exposed Campaign and Monday, we are exposing our lawmakers' perks of the job. 

There are all kinds of people who get paid extra for extra work. They enjoy certain financial benefits to their job, but they don't get paid by your tax money.

Your state lawmakers do. 

Motorcyclist hurt in Penfield crash

A motorcycle driver is recovering from serious injuries this morning after a crash in Penfield. Brian Dominiak, 26, is in satisfactory condition at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Monroe County Sheriff's Deputies say Dominiak collided with a car 7 p.m. Thursday. Deputies say the car was making a left from Creek Street onto Plank Road. Deputies say the car turned in front of the motorcycle and Dominiak hit the passenger side of the car.
     
The driver of the car was ticketed.
 

News10NBC obtains mug shot of Dawn Nguyen

News10NBC has obtained the mug shot of Dawn Nguyen from the Monroe County Jail.

Nguyen was found guilty on Tuesday of falsifying business records and taken into custody until her sentencing in May because the judge felt she was a flight risk.

Prosecutors say Nguyen lied on the paperwork she filled out in order to purchase two guns for convicted felon William Spengler. Spengler killed firefighters Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka and injured two others on Christmas Eve 2012 in West Webster.

Nguyen is looking at a range from probation to four years in state prison. She also is facing charges in federal court and could be sentenced to more time behind bars if convicted there.

Splash Week at the Eastside Family YMCA

Spring break is almost over but there are still local events going on. If you are dreaming of warmer weather, the YMCA is offering "Splash Week".

YMCAs all over the area will open their doors to the community and you don’t have to be a member to participate.

Splash Week runs through April 18.

The YMCA will waive all joining fees for Splash Week participants who are not currently YMCA members and join the Y before April 30.